lower back rib / lung pain with history of bronchiectisis

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I wonder if anyone can share light on something for me please. Last July after 3 months of continual chest infections not clearing after a bad bout of flu i was diagnosed with Bronchiectisis.

This diagnosis came about after ending up in hospital pretty ill with Pneumonia which took a further 3 months to recover (more due to serious weight loss).

Since then i have been fine.

Last Weds eve had my works Christmas doo & had great time dancing and enjoying myself. Not ill at all. Then 01.00 woke with sudden left side lower back / lung area pain which took me to A&E.

Chest X Ray was clear, White cell clear & they said they could not explain the pain. Left it that "its probably due to my Bronchiectisis and maybe i was developing a chest infection", so put me IV AB at first then sent me home on oral AB (as they did not have beds).

The pain settled (with the codien) but i do not have a cough or any usual symptoms so are concerned that the cause of the sudden onset of pain has been assumened to be bronchiectisis?

Could it be that i over did the dancing as far as my bronchiectisis is concerned, stretching scar tissue or something? thats what i keep thinking?

Has anyone had any similiar incidents happen?

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    I too have bronchieastasis n I take ibroupfen n co coda mol n I too get constant pain in my lower back n down my left side but I have my lungs , heart n other organs back to front but wen I have an infection n I breathe in my chest is tight n it hurts so that's how I know as I cannot stand for long or sit too long as I get pain my consultant has always try to stay mobile as it stops the mucus from settling to cause an infection. No u avent over done it
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    I also get pain in my left side when standing perhaps peeling potatoes or doing some sewing work. I did mention it to to my respiratory consultant at the hospital but she didn't seem concerned or take any notice really. I have brochiecstasis, worse in my left lung.
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    I'm going thru the same thing, it's been going on since I was in the hospital for double phuemonia nothing is helping with the pain it hurts to breathe I'm scared 😓 I went to the ER last week they did blood work and x ray and to me the labs came back way to quick cause they said everything was normal I have a hard time believing this because there is no way 😲 in hell that I can be hurting like I do and everything be o.k. I've always had asthma what to do
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    I also have chronic lung/ back pain, I've had non specific atypical mycobacterial tuberculosis, a history of pneumonia & throat cancer, I currently take Targin 20/10, have tried Endone & Oxynorm 10 mg for breakthrough pain, however the pain persists & nothing seems to working.

    Ive no idea if there is anything that might help, my quality of life is fast declining, I also had to medically retire, if anyone knows anything that might help, or has any idea of what could be wrong so I could get appropriate treatment I'd be very grateful 

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